Using Lateral Coupled Snakes for Modeling the Contours of Worms

Qing Wang, Olaf Ronneberger, E. Schulze, R. Baumeister, Hans Burkhardt
Pattern Recognition (Proc. DAGM), Springer, LNCS, Vol.10: 542--551, 2009
Abstract: A model called lateral coupled snakes is proposed to describe the contours of moving C. elegans worms on 2D images with high accuracy. The model comprises two curves with point correspondence between them. The line linking a corresponding pair is approximately perpendicular to the curves at the two points, which is ensured by shear restoring forces. Experimental proofs reveal that the model is a promising tool for locating and segmenting worms or objects with similar shapes.

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  author       = "Q.Wang and O.Ronneberger and E.Schulze and R.Baumeister and H.Burkhardt",
  title        = "Using Lateral Coupled Snakes for Modeling the Contours of Worms",
  booktitle    = "Pattern Recognition (Proc. DAGM)",
  series       = "LNCS",
  volume       = "10",
  pages        = "542--551",
  year         = "2009",
  publisher    = "Springer",
  organization = "DAGM",
  url          = "http://lmb.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/Publications/2009/WRB09a"

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